Why use Polymer-Plastic Screws? - High Performance Polymer-Plastic Fastener Components

Why use Polymer-Plastic Screws?

There are several reasons why you might choose to use polymer-plastic screws over metal screws:

  1. Lightweight: Polymer-plastic screws are much lighter than metal screws, making them easy to handle and transport.

  2. Corrosion resistance: Polymer-plastic screws are resistant to corrosion and are not affected by moisture or chemicals, making them suitable for use in harsh environments.

  3. Insulation: Polymer-plastic screws are good electrical insulators and are suitable for use in electrical applications where a metal screw would not be suitable.

  4. Low cost: Polymer-plastic screws are relatively inexpensive compared to metal screws and are widely available.

  5. Variety of colors: Polymer-plastic screws are also available in a variety of colors, allowing for color coding and easy identification.

  6. Customizable: Polymer-plastic screws can be custom made to meet specific requirements, such as specific dimensions or thicknesses, or to include additional features such as an adhesive backing.

  7. Easy installation: Polymer-plastic screws can be easily installed with hand tools and do not require specialized equipment.

  8. Recyclable: Polymer-plastic screws are recyclable and can be reused or repurposed, making them an environmentally friendly option.

  9. Low-friction: Polymer-plastic screws offer low-friction coefficients, which means they can reduce wear and tear on mating parts and increase the longevity of the overall system.

  10. Aesthetics: Polymer-plastic screws can be designed to be more visually appealing, which can be an advantage in applications where aesthetics are important.

However, it is important to note that polymer-plastic screws may not be as strong or durable as metal screws, and may not be suitable for high-stress or heavy-duty applications. Additionally, polymer-plastic screws may not have the same temperature resistance as metal screws. It is important to consider the specific requirements of the application and the environment in which the screws will be used before making a decision.